Steven J. England Joins Global Special Risks (GSR) as President and CEO

July 15, 2013, HOUSTON, TX – Global Special Risks, LLC (GSR), part of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, announced today that Steven J. England has joined GSR as President and CEO. England was formerly Executive Vice President – US Field Operations for Ironshore US, where he was instrumental in developing Ironshore’s Property and Specialty Casualty business in the US.

Global Special Risks was formed in 1979 as a London Market Coverholder (a Managing General Agency for Lloyd’s and London Companies). GSR provides insurance and risk management services to energy, marine, cargo and special risks. Currently, GSR has offices in four major energy centers: Houston, New Orleans, Dallas, and Calgary.

Frederick C. Burns, Jr. will assume the newly created role of Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) and will work closely with Steve England to help grow and expand GSR both domestically and internationally.


About Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG) and Global Specialty Risks, LLC (GSR)

Ryan Specialty Group, LLC is a global holding company which includes Global Specialty Risks, LLC (GSR) and other highly-specialized underwriting companies, a Lloyd’s insurer and specialty services designed specifically for agents, brokers and insurers. and

For more information on this release, contact Chelsey Krull, (312) 784-6043,


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